Former Obama White House aide David Anderson named honorary Chicago consul to Uganda

Anderson was invited to Uganda early last year by the Senior Presidential Adviser for Diaspora Affairs, Ambassador Walusimbi Abbey. The invitation was issued by the office of the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Known as “The Pearl” of Africa, Uganda The economy recorded a GDP growth of around 6.3% in 2019. Billions of dollars worth of natural resources are found in the country. Uganda reserves include copper, tungsten, cobalt, colombo-tantalite, gold, phosphate, iron ore and limestone. In addition, the country has a long history of producing a wide range of agricultural products. Uganda The diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and the huge Lake Victoria. The country is also a hub of art and culture and its exhibition Radiance: They dream in time is currently exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

“I look forward to introducing other people from Chicago and United States to the magnificence of Ugandasaid Anderson. “African consciousness has been rising across the world, in part thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Uganda the focus is on increasing the visibility of the global trade, investment and tourism opportunities that the country offers. »

According isaac kigozi, Head of Trade and Investment, Office of Diaspora Affairs, Anderson’s appointment follows President Museveni’s campaign to unite the diaspora by enticing more historically displaced people to return and participate in the continent’s development .

Since joining the White House Advance & Presidential office, Anderson has held positions of increasing responsibility at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and AAR Corporation. He has applied his development skills to start-ups including Tomorrow Live, a women’s empowerment platform; Brookes Transportation, an Amazon delivery partner; Sand Dollar Group, a global trading company; and the Black Skin Institute. Anderson, a finance graduate from Chicago State University, also completed the Harvard Diversity & Explorations Program. He is a member of Chicago Business Leadership Council (BLC) and the World Economic Forum.



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